The Garden Classroom secures City Bridge Trust grant

Islington-based charity, The Garden Classroom, has received a grant of £81,200 to boost its outdoor learning programmes for children.

The grant from the City of London Corporation’s charity, The City Bridge Trust, will be used to fund the posts for a Community Education Support Officer and a Finance Officer, who will deliver an environmental education programme in North East London.

Established in 2008, The Garden Classroom is a multi-award winning charity that empowers and educates inner-city children on the natural world, with projects delivered in local parks and gardens.

The charity also provides training for teachers on behalf of the Royal Horticultural Society, to equip them with the skills and confidence to teach outside of the classroom. It has grown rapidly in the past eight years and has expanded its network to over 40 schools in Islington, Hackney and Haringey.

City Bridge Trust has awarded 515 grants totalling over £32,000,000 to groups based in Islington – and over £324million to organisations across London in the last 20 years.

The Trust is the City of London’s Corporation charity and London’s biggest independent grant giver, making grants of £20 million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital.

It helps achieve the Corporation’s aim of changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners.


For more information, please contact:

Andrew Buckingham, Media Officer (Features), City of London Corporation

Tel: 020 7332 1452 / Mobile: 07795 333060 / Email


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About the City of London Corporation:

The City of London Corporation is a uniquely diverse organisation. It supports and promotes the City as a world leader in international finance and business services and provides local services and policing for those working in, living in and visiting the Square Mile. It also provides valued services to London and the nation. These include the Barbican Centre, Barbican Music Library, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Guildhall Library, Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre, London Metropolitan Archives, a range of education provision (including three City Academies); five Thames bridges (including Tower Bridge and Millennium Bridge), Central Criminal Court at Old Bailey, over 10,000 acres of open spaces (including Hampstead Heath and Epping Forest), and three wholesale food markets. The City of London Corporation is London’s Port Health Authority and also runs the Animal Reception Centre at Heathrow. For more details, visit